DS9 Garak the boy who cried Wolf (Improbable Cause)

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Sunnchilde : "That you should never tell the same lie twice." This is one of my favorites. This quote and "The truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination." HA! You have to love Garak to truly appreciate these.

lousy romulan : This epitomizes the sheer quality of writing on DS9.

Nelson Chereta : Oh I so loved Garak and his no nonsense attitude on things. Deep space 9 was such an incredible show with so many characters with different beliefs and points of view.

no1reallycaresabout2 : 0:47 - "Well that's a little graphic for children, wouldn't you say?" - I love how Garak reads off that line

Deadpool : One of dozens of great moments of DS9. Easily the best written series of them all. Garak was amazing.

Rhomega : 1. If you're going to have a boy guard your sheep, give him a weapon. 2. If you find he's been pranking you about a wolf (other versions have him laugh at how he fooled the villagers), hire another guard.

Susan Gardiner : I was taking an early childhood education course and we were disgussing the boy who cried wolf and I mentioned that there is another message and it is this one. Everyone's mouth dropped. I laughed my head off. I said this is why I will not use this story because how do you respond to a child when they smartly responded thusly.

Fred Miller : Its a shame we had to wait until Roddenberry was dead to finally get a series with realistic humans and both humans and aliens with such diverse points of view. Gene insisted that humans be perfectly altruistic and morally forthright. He obviously wasn't a student of human history or human character. TNG was quite bland and formulaic because of this rule.

Joshua Megan : Witty comeback from Garak 

ArcaneAzmadi : The problem here is, Garak's interpretation doesn't actually work. If you always tell the same lie over and over, people won't believe that lie when it's true. If you tell DIFFERENT lies all the time, people will never believe ANYTHING you say, EVER. I don't know about you, but that seems a lot worse to me.

borgduck : What's disturbing is the fact that I can relate to Garak, more than the others...

Lucus Kane : Classic DS9 dialogue awesomeness

Erynn Silver : Garak is totally right ;)

BlinkinFirefly : you got a point there Garak

blockmasterscott : I like how Garak walks out, like he was dropping the mic lol.

trilby : This is why DS9 was so good!

JC Denton : Nice retort by Garak.

TheIrishMan : Never tell the truth when a lie will do....

James Schrumpf : Imagine if Andrew Robinson had been given some good lines as the killer in "Dirty Harry."  He could have stolen the movie right out from under Clint Eastwood, or at least possibly have given the character some kind of sympathy.  All they wanted was a psycho killer, though, and boy, did he deliver on that.  The first and greatest inhuman serial murderer ever.

Ru New : Lol I can watch him all day

ese hombre : Never tell the same lie twice. Ha!

starflame34 : "That you should never tell the same lie twice" LMAO! Gotta love Garak. 

Kibogu : The purest definition of Garak in less than two minutes.

DarkNova50 : That's Garak!

Tom V : I love Garak's assessment of the story.  LOL

Ravedaze : Having been working undercover for the obsidian order,lying would have come natural to garak.. The more I watch garak the more I like him

SecondQuantisation : Garak 2016

Sergio Milho : 1:12 Garak got you thinking bashir

nightsaber99 : An interesting take on the tale for sure.

Merlijn Pieron : Love you Garak. But somebody might pick up a tendency if you don't actually throw in the truth once in a while, as part of your lies ;).

StryderK : Leave it to Garak to have the best zingers in the entire series! LOL

WarpRulez : He makes a good point.

mike ggg : Me too squidee - amazing!

Thomas RockBottom45 : Never thought about that. ;) I wished I came up with the same answer, when my mother told me the story for the first time :D

LunaMalfoy7 : Julian is just mentally questioning why he loves Garak, when he says stuff like that.

Skip Toloo : I guess for the purposes of the show, Bashir couldn't make the obvious retort: Even if you tell different lies, eventually you get marked as a liar.

Stsr Trek Deep Space Nine : oh oft corse ✌

Ken Bessler : Scorpio (Dirty Harry). Those eyes.....

Space Child : Clever lad, charming story. :D

Vinny C. : --insert insult to the new star trek to shit on it here-- --insert rebuttal-- --that's not true only (this star trek) is good!--

S M : shouldn't tell the same lie twice. got it.

DantesonofSparda85 : you know...Bashir and Garak both have good points on that story

Alex Rodriguera : Well, he does have a point...you SHOULDN'T tell the same lie twice.

BugPope : I'm surprised that Garak doesn't ask what a wolf or a sheep is, considering they're alien animals that he probably haven't seen.

Torrriate : The grasshopper and the ant: The ant was working hard all summer long collecting seeds from the field in its house in the tree in the lonely forest while the grasshopper was playing and jumping around and enjoying the sun not wasting one thought about what might lie ahead. The ant on its way to the field, whenever it crossed the grasshopper's way warned him: "Grasshopper grasshopper, you better stop playing and start working like I do. You know, you won't have food during the winter, and the next winter is coming certainly." "Ahh, stop being so boringly annoying. I'm gonna play and enjoy the sun while it lasts. You're a moron working your buttocks off during such wonderful days.", the grasshopper replied every time. One day the ant stopped warning the grasshopper and both proceeded with their actions according to their own ways - until one day the winter came indeed. The ant, in its lonely but warm home had food to draw on while the grasshopper realized he'd be starving soon. Cold and hungry he went to the ants home and knocked on its door: "Ant, please give me something to eat. Don't you see I'm starving?" "You didn't want to listen to me...", the ant responded, "...while I was warning you over and over again. Now I won't be listening to you!", and shut its door for good in front of the grasshoppers face, who returned to its earlier playing grounds, buried itself in the snow and died soon after. And the moral of the not less graphic story for children? If you keep playing all summer long, you better know how to kick doors and asses, at least in lonely forests, if you want to make it through the winter.

Mister Garak : This is my absolute favorite life lesson that I learned from Garak.

SidNightWalker : Of course, eventually we found out there's plenty of people in Starfleet even better than Garak at being liars, which makes this all the more interesting a scene.

Colonel Hakeev : The villagers couldn't at least trade a sword with him for emeralds ?lol

EvilSpock : Garek was the kist interesting character in all of Star Trek, also the actor who portrayed him did a absolutely fantastic performance.

hagamapama : Another one, this time for the behavioral scientists. Before you declare an experiment repeatable, be sure you've eliminated all confounding variables. Clearly this youth did not anticipate the changes his previous stimulus had made in the reaction of the townspeople to future stimuli of the same kind.